2018 Lake Sonoma Boar's Blood Red Blend
94 POINTS, The Tasting Panel Magazine
This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and Barbera is a rich violet color with decadent aromas of boysenberry syrup, vanilla bean, and creamy caramel chews. Bright and lively, this vintage opens with a fruit-forward palate of ripe blackberry and blackcurrant leading to a long, peppery ﬁnish.
Pair with medium-rare grilled hamburger with all the ﬁxings along with fried green beans, and a creamy wedge salad
This 2018 proprietary blend was aged for 33 months in thoughtfully selected new French oak (50%) and neutral oak (50%) barrels.
2018 began with a cool spring and good rainfall. Moderate summer temperatures brought slow ripening and an extended warm fall meant later ﬂavor development and overall balance. We saw ripe tannins with beautiful color and ﬂavor depth while keeping good structural acidity.